WWE: Why Chris Jericho and CM Punk's Feud Has Been Disappointing
A match that basically everyone wanted to see is going to happen at WrestleMania 28. Chris Jericho and CM Punk have been feuding lately and they will compete at the WWE's version of the Super Bowl.
There is an extremely good chance that this match will be one of the most exciting and could potentially steal the show. But their rivalry so far has been slacking and has been somewhat disappointing.
Here is a look at some reasons why their feud has been disappointing so far.
Every aspect of this rivalry has been predictable.
The "It Begins" promos were very exciting and caused many to speculate who was behind them. The person who most people thought was behind them was Chris Jericho. It turned out to be him, and the awkward silent treatment he gave us the first few weeks was just that—awkward. He still has not completely explained what the meaning of some of the promo videos were.
With Jericho's return, many expected that he would take on CM Punk at WrestleMania 28. So the fact that Jericho was the winner of Battle Royal on Raw that determined who would face Punk at WrestleMania was very predictable. It almost seemed unnecessary and would have been better if Jericho called out Punk.
Don't Know How Long Jericho Is Back for
Chris Jericho, in the past, has been known to make dramatic returns and then leave for an extended period.
He has done that again but what has yet to be determined is whether Jericho is back for a few months or a few years.
If Jericho is back simply for the feud with CM Punk and that's it, then it would be pointless for him to beat CM Punk for the WWE Championship, thus making their rivalry pointless.
CM Punk Has Lost Some Steam
CM Punk's emergence since this summer has brought him to the top of the company. He is possibly the most popular superstar right now and is the WWE Champion. However, since becoming a complete babyface, he has lost some of his edge.
Punk became so popular because he was an anti-hero that he stood up to Vince McMahon and the company. He was not hesitant to say whatever he wanted and would drop "pipe-bombs" every week. He has not done that in a long time and has seemed to not have a problem with anything in the company like he did a few months ago.
Not Enough Promos and Mic Wars
Chris Jericho and CM Punk are as good on the mic as they are in the ring. However, before the last Monday Night Raw, we had yet to see them cut a decent promo.
One of the most exciting aspects about this rivalry is that both of them can cut solid promos and can own almost anyone on the mic. We need to see better promos and stronger mic battles in order to help make this rivalry heat up.
Jericho Has Yet to Make a Serious Impact
Jericho has had an incredible professional wrestling career and is a legend. Yet since his return, he has yet to make a significant impact.
He was unable to win the Royal Rumble and could not continue competing in the Elimination Chamber. He won the Battle Royal on Raw that determined who the No. 1 contender for the WWE Championship would be, but he needed Cody Rhodes' help.
The only time that his presence has been felt is when he sneak-attacks CM Punk.
Jericho needs to compete in a match, possibly a tag match with Punk as his partner, in order to help show he deserves to be the No. 1 contender and prove he still has it.
Rock and Cena
There already will be a match at WrestleMania that features top superstars from two different generations. Jericho-Punk has become an afterthought because The Rock versus John Cena is such a big deal.
Rock and Cena have been stealing the show all along, and they are the main event at WrestleMania. The main focus of the last two Monday Night Raws has been their rivalry and not Punk and Jericho's. It will most likely continue to be that way until WrestleMania.